The final season of angsty drama Private Practice e kicks off tonight, and as usual the medical dramas are e just a sideshow to the personal lives of those working g in and around Seaside Wellness. Writers get around nd the departure of Tim Daly from the series quickly, calmly almly dispatching his character, Pete, in the first episode. ode. Meanwhile, Addison is settling into playing happy py families with Jake ( Benjamin Bratt), while Charlotte otte ( KaDee Strickland) handles an unpleasant surprise rise with some black humour. Stars Kate Walsh, Caterina erina Scorsone and Amy Brenneman ( right).